ISAVASYA UPANISHAD : Mantram : 8.
ISAVASYA UPANISHAD :
VAJASANEYI SAMHITA UPANISHAD
Mantram : 8.
Discussion-2. "the significance of Samskrtam language ...."the term paryagat".... "Akayam"...
In Samskrtam when adjectives are used, unlike other languages in the world, it is done with a particular eye on giving us a deep significance in the very order in which the wualifications are grouped.
Here also, we have the same technique used by the Rishi-s.
The word "paryagat" means 'gone abroard or went round.'
Thus, the Mantram opens with an idea that the Self ( Atma ) went out to spread itself everywhere ---- together it means that the Self is all-pervading; It extends beyond all limitations.
The next expression "sukram" declares the Self to be bright in the sense that it is the very light-giving-principle in our intelligence.
"Akayam" ( bodiless) --- Self or pure Life is indicated here by saying that it is bodiless.
Here it means that it has no connection with the 'Matter' envelopments, in general constituted of the five great sheaths, as explained and pointed out by us in our introductory parts.
It is no more a prisoner in the body; all Its identifications have ended for ever.
Next : Discussion-3. "Scatheless " and without muscles" .....
To be continued ...